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[texts]What archetypes of representation do children between the ages of four and seven employ when creating route maps of familiar interior spaces: a dissertation - Price, Christine G.
This study investigated the symbols of representation young children choose to incorporate when they draw route maps of familiar interior spaces, based on the premise that development of map-making skills might unfold in much the same stage-like manner as the development of the ability to draw the human figure. --Abstract
Keywords: Space perception in children
Downloads: 206
[texts]Eucharistic liturgy as emancipatory performance : The significance of Indian street theatre - Ackley, Susan
An attempt to look at Eucharistic liturgy through the lens of Indian street theater, with the hope that the latter will suggest specific ways to re-form the performance of Eucharistic liturgies so that they may more effectively mediate the sacramental promise of liberation/salvation. --Abstract.
Keywords: Street theater--India
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[texts]Lesbians and horticulture, lesbians and art: how we can live pastorally, ethically, and creatively - Blanchett-Ramsey, Penny
My thesis is a view of how we can live pastorally, ethically, and creatively from transgendered lesbian bodies, principles and practices. -- Abstract
Keywords: Lesbianism in art
Downloads: 212
[texts]Toward fellow sinners: an ethical and historical exploration of the penology of Miriam Van Waters - Sakalas, Joan M.
The focus of the thesis is on the ethical foundations of Miriam Van Waters' penology, the process of locating those values entails a braid of several disciplines: biographical research, historical research, and Christian social ethics. -- Abstract
Keywords: Van Waters, Miriam
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[texts]Recovering hospitality : toward a partaking community - Wood, William James.
This thesis explored the practice of hospitality and how the church and its institutions can recover the age-old practice of hospitality in an era of market church survival. This essay is not so much a “how to do it” cookbook, although it tis grounded in experience and context, as it is ammunition in making the claim that church institutions and organizations can be transformed into living centers of mutual empowerment.-- Abstract.
Keywords: St. John's Episcopal Church (Wichita, Kan.)
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[texts]Three high school teachers' conceptions of the French they teach: a dissertation - Moran, Patrick R.
This study investigates secondary French teachers' conceptions of the French they teach.
Keywords: French teachers --Training of
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[texts]In my Father's house : an African American male spirituality - Thomell, Kwasi A.
In My Father’s House: An African American Male Ministry” is a work designed to fully empower a segment of God’s creation for the work of ministry in and out of the institutional church. It is my belief that there is a significant and underutilized community of potential believers who if empowered will be strong and faithful witnesses to God’s power and glory. It is my belief that working with African American men through retreats, prayer groups, fellowship and service opportunities, we c...
Keywords: African American men--Religious life
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[texts]Anti-oppression and feminist pedagogies for online feminist liberation theological education - Hipsher, B. K.
In this paper I will look at pedagogical models that make space for mutual support and encouragement, interactive dialogical learning, respectful conversation and the formation of community within the learning environment. These principles are described as feminist and anti-oppression in their focus particularly because they value the voice and opinion of all and specifically make space for marginalized opinions, views that do not coincide with the values and focus of dominant cultural perspecti...
Keywords: Feminist liberation theology--Study and teaching
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[texts]Building sacred space for the new millennium - Smith, Amelia L. J.
This thesis reviews five specific examples on Unitarian Universalist architecture in the past decade. A guiding question for my study of these buildings has been whether or not these worship spaces and churches reflect the identity of the religious communities they shelter. To begin with, I will provide a brief and general overview of the historical and contemporary contexts of these buildings. A brief history of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist architecture provides an import...
Keywords: Unitarian Universalist church buildings--United States
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[texts]Beyond tentmaking: a study in bivocational ministry - Doran, Frederick Henry.
The aim of this project/thesis is to explore and reflect upon the ramifications of the relationship between parish ministry and real estate, and to lift up a unique kind of ministry to scrutiny, it is also its aim to make certain recommendations to future ministers, to seminary professors, to denominational officials, and to those engaged in the real estate business. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Part-time employment
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[texts]Process of implementing health-promoting schools in Zhejiang Province, China: a dissertation - Aldinger, Carmen E.
This study describes in detail the processes, interventions, challenges, and self-reported changes associated with implementing the Health-Promoting Schools (HPS) project in Zhejiang Province, China. It is a descriptive study, based on a case study model, using illustrative examples from nine schools. -- Abstract
Keywords: School management and organization -- China
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[texts]Mathematics, modeling, and modular curriculum in engineering retraining programs: a dissertation - Moussavi, Massoud
The present study is an attempt to probe, explore, and provide an appropriate educational method for engineering retraining programs. The central concerns and implications of this study revolve around: who engineers are, how they learn, why they need to learn, and what they have to learn. The existing retraining programs also will be evaluated in order to develop a suitable retraining program for engineers...
Keywords: Engineers -- Training of
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[texts]Immigrant youth ministry : identity formation and second-generation Church of South India young people - Mathews, Koshy
This thesis focuses on the racial and religious identity development of second-generation Kerala Christian Americans belonging to the Church of South India (CSI) congregations in North America. The primary purpose of this study is to develop ways to carry out ethnic youth ministry that would be sensitive to the ethnic identity formation of second-generation young people. In the exploration of such a ministry, this study makes the assertion that ethnic identity development of these young people s...
Keywords: Church of South India--United States
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[texts]Newman's theory of development and its historical context - Molleur, Michael B. Joseph.
This thesis will explore [John Henry] Newman’s notion of the development of doctrine, with attention to the historical context in which he wrote. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. Theory of developments in religious doctrine
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[texts]Souls in a state of emergence-y : work in progress - Happe, Lois Koester.
To investigate the spirituality of women at mid-life who had made a significant decision concerning their identity and allegiance, one that had changes the course of their lives … In part, an effort to record and reflect the process of making /discovering the meaning of an important period in my life. -- Abstract
Keywords: Feminist theology
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[texts]Tuned to the source: an exploration of queer sexuality and spirituality in leather, life and scripture - Brown, Lea D.
My thesis will explore the healing power found in the union of sexuality and spirituality... sharing evidence of how it is transformational in the lives of queer people, and demonstrating whre evidence of it can be found in scripture. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Metropolitan Community Church
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[texts]Bridging connections between teachers' racial identities and their teaching practices: a dissertation in educational studies - Barnes, Sandras M.
The purpose of this study was to examine how three Black female teachers and three White female teachers of kindergarten, first grade, and eighth grade understand the connections between their racial identity and their teaching practices… -- Abstract
Keywords: African American teachers -- United States -- Attitudes
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[texts]Theological and pragmatic investigation of a sacred "hang out" space for youth in Manchester, Massachusetts - Harris, Andrew Sturgis
In this thesis I have explored the need of middle school children in Manchester for “a place” to “hang out.” Toward that end, I have also explored my own life path and the reasons I know that I am called by God to work for “a place’ of these children in Manchester. I have concluded that there are overwhelming theological, ethical, and social imperatives supporting this goal. Nonetheless, I have also concluded that Manchester has a long history of shortchanging its children...
Keywords: Church work with teenagers--Massachusetts--Manchester
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[texts]Two men, two movements and our call to seek justice: Bayard Rustin, Troy Perry and the civil rights and gay rights movements - Dubose, Renee
The impetus for this thesis was the 2004 grassroots effort to defeat Amendment 1 in my home state of Georgia. During that experience I witnessed some of the unfinished racial and relational work that exists between members of the African American and GLBT communities as well as the tension of those who identify as both African American and GLBT. This paper offers insights regarding some of the similarities and differences of the Civil Rights and Gay Rights Movements in order to continue the dial...
Keywords: Perry, Troy D
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[texts]Characteristics of learners enrolled in advanced level courses in Hebrew, Chinese, and Japanese at Brandeis University: a dissertation - Ringvald, Vardit
Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the field of foreign language study in higher education in the United States are familiar with the phenomenon of declining numbers among learners in advanced foreign language courses… This study offers new direction in understanding the dropout phenomenon. Its goal is to examine the characteristics of learners at the advanced level as a means to explain and understand their motivation to pursue advanced language with the hope that these findings...
Keywords: Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Psychological aspects
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[texts]The transformation-driven parish - Fisher, Douglas John.
No one (according to my research) has written about personal transformation with social transformation as the mission of the parish. No one has overlaid social transformation onto personal transformation in the context of parish life and mission. Theologian Richard Rohr (who forms much of his work from the spiritual insights of Thomas Merton) says, “true Christian spirituality requires both an inner journey to the depth of the soul and an outer journaey to the broken of society...
Keywords: Grace Episcopal Church (Millbrook, N.Y.)
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[texts]How elementary school teachers learn to teach mathematics: a dissertation - Kirschner, Phyllis Schneider
This study examines how elementary school teachers learned to teach mathematics during their pre-service education and during their first few years of teaching. The study identifies those experiences teachers found to be most significant in their development as mathematics teachers. All seven teachers in this study had been taught using procedural methods and each had to find a way to integrate conceptual mathematics education into their own understanding...
Keywords: Mathematics teachers -- Training of
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[texts]Aesthetics of listening: creating spaces of learning: a dissertation - Donovan, Lisa
In this study with 9th-12th grade students in an urban Massachusetts school, I consider the question 'How can theater education develop a sense of voice and identity in adolescents?' Students in a drama class engaged in a variety of performance techniques including: interview theater, improvisation, and pantomime while considering the concept of voice/identity development. They then created an interview based script focused on an issue of their choice: the rules of the school and how they were e...
Keywords: Identity (Psychology) in adolescence; Drama in education -- Massachusetts -- Case studies
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[texts]Dispelling the myth of the non-singer: changing the ways singing is perceived, implemented and nurtured in the classroom: a dissertation - Pascale, Louise M.
Many American classroom teachers fervently claim not to be able to sing and are considered 'non-singers.' Studies reported here reveal a paradox : put in a context where singing is approached from another perspective, those same people can and do sing. How did they come to think of themselves otherwise? A close look at the terms 'singer' and 'singing' reveals the ways in which the meanings of these words are socially and culturally constructed.....
Keywords: Singing -- Instruction and study
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[texts]Song of the Soul - Moore, Diane L.
The vast discrepancy between the number of lesbian clergy who are out, employed and valued and the majority who are forced to remain closeted to retain the respect they have earned is staggering in both number and implication. Denominations that officially refuse to ordain “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals” are accepting them into the ranks of the clergy by the score as long as they remain closeted...
Keywords: Lesbian clergy
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[texts]Dangerous remembering: allies in resistance and recovery - Crouse, Megan A.
Investigate what I would call “helping” or “healing” relationships between survivors and their “allies,” focusing in particular on those of us who profess religious, spiritual or theological dimensions in our work. Because we allies operate in many different arenas: social work, pastoral care, political advocacy, education, religious congregations, psychotherapy and spiritual direction, for example, I am interested in exploring what may be our common experiences of trauma and recover...
Keywords: Psychic trauma--Treatment development--Religious aspects--Christianity
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[texts]Recreating our stories : a theological journey with anger - Buxton, Rosemarie C.
A reflection on stories of anger within the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly as they relate to women, some of the history of the theology and ethics of anger, and finally, on the psychological, pastoral, and even health consequences for women of the expression and repression of anger.--Abstract.
Keywords: Jesus Christ--Person and offices
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[texts]Program evaluation research study on the implementation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program in a public high school: a dissertation - Beardall, Nancy G.
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program is the subject of this research study. MVP is a high school leadership and mentoring program that focuses on promoting gender respect and preventing harassment, sexual harassment and teen dating abuse in middle schools and high schools. --Abstract
Keywords: Mentoring in education -- United States
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[texts]A study of the effect of anti-racism education on the attitudes and behaviors of suburban Christians - Flett, Carol M.
My hope is that an anti-racism education program offered to Christians in a predominantly white suburban community will motivate them to truly follow the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who created an inclusive community of faithful people, regardless of their race, social or religious staus, or gender. “There is no longer Jew or Greek, thee is nom longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) What follows is the result of a ...
Keywords: Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity
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[texts]An examination of Paul's theological statements in Romans 9-11 regarding the status of the law and salvation of the Jews after the advent and resurrection of Jesus - Mathews, Thomas E.
Thesis (M.Div.)--Episcopal Divinity School, 2003.
Keywords: Paul, the Apostle, Saint--Views on Jews and Judaism
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[texts]Midlife experience of contemporary women views along the midway: a dissertation - Panchuck, Paula DeAngelis
This research study investiages middle-aged women's attitudes and views.
Keywords: Middle-aged women -- Psychology
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[texts]Communual grief in relationship to HIV/AIDS - Schwaigert, Axel
I will develop a way to understand and communicate communal grief as a process the HIV/AIDS-affected community has to go through. I will offer this as a development of grief theory in a narrative form as a Village of Grief. I will then apply this grief theory to the situation of HIV/AIDS. In order to do so I will offer a theoretical definition of the HIV/AIDS-affected community. In a next step I will describe several exemplary expressions of communal HIV/AIDS-related grief in the past and come t...
Keywords: AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects
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[texts]Transforming higher education through part-time faculty professional development that fosters flourishing: a dissertation - Thompson, Janet Lynn
This qualitative study investigates the professional development experiences part-time faculty identify as positive. The purpose is to examine how positive professional development experiences inform part-time faculty's subsequent teaching, and what relational qualities if any are present in those positive experiences. --Abstract
Keywords: College teachers -- In-service training -- Case studies
Downloads: 314
[texts]Professional beliefs and the conditions that support integrated curriculum in a New England middle school : a dissertation - Davis, Cheryl Lynn
The purpose of this investigation was to identify the professional beliefs of middle level educators who integrate the curriculum and the conditions that support the implementation of curriculum integration. Ten middle level teachers who represented two interdisciplinary teams participated in the study. --Abstract
Keywords: Middle schools -- New England -- Curricula -- Research
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[texts]Study of the effects of Peaceable Schools curricula on student achievement in an urban middle school - Nurenberg, David
Given that a review of the available literature suggests links between the problems of school safety (both physical and emotional) and low student achievement, effective school reform needs to address both issues simultaneously. Most education reformers, though doubtless concerned about safety, have, in the wake of the outcomes-based movement in American education, focused mainly on raising student test scores through increasingly standardizing school structures...
Keywords: Education--Philosophy of; Education--Curriclum and instruction; Achievement; Conflict resolution; Nonviolence; Social constructivism; Peaceable schools; Peace studies
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[texts]Helping the land help people know God: Towards a theology and practice of sustainable agriculture - Was, Brent Gavin.
The purpose of writing the thesis that follows is to begin to lay a foundation for a Christian practice of sustainable agriculture. -- Abstract
Keywords: Sustainable development--Religious aspects--Christianity
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[texts]Come to the water : the queer congregation as healing community - Saniuk, Joan M.
Metropolitan Community Churches, and other queer-affirming congregations, are communities of faith for a population that is at once privileged and oppressed: privileged, because those who self-identify as queer are often from the middle and professional classes, and oppressed because of the social and religious anti-queer stigma that is still a very large part of the dominant culture. Because of this oppression, it is predictable that congregants will, to some extent, experience feelings of grie...
Keywords: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
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[texts]Right of way: ethical decision making of selected elementary school principals: a dissertation - Dechiara, Jennifer
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe individual principals' experiences of ethical decision-making in a complex era. I presumed that most school principals would have a vivid menory of an experience when they were forced to make a "tough decision" - one that challenged them to take a position in spite of competing and deeply felt moral values. Ethical dliemma, in this case, was the term used to describe an event which calls for a decision to be made when moral values or ethical ...
Keywords: School principals -- Professional ethics -- Research
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[texts]Liturgical change: of life, liberty, pursuit - Blacklock, Martha
When we began I was looking for an experience in liturgy that would transform me into someone capable of living justly and compassionately. And I was an Episcopal priest with responsibility to see that sacraments happen. And now? The same. With a blind, formless, sniffing hunch that there is a way of acting, a performance, a gesture? that can turn us to the death and resurrection that creates every possibility for a life restored … The point! That we’re that close, all the time, to some vivi...
Keywords: Spiritual life--Christianity
Downloads: 100
[texts]Striking scenes: theo-ethical dimensions of film - Culbertson, Meghan Sumner.
The primary purpose of this project is to draw on … different disciplines in order to analyze and critique two particular films [Thelma and Louise, Do the Right Thing] within the context of theology and ethics. -- Abstract
Keywords: Thelma & Louise (Motion picture)
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[texts]Mentoring college students with learning disabilities: a case study: a dissertation - Pennini, Susan Wilmot
This qualitative case study investigates the nature and role of a college mentor in facilitating the metacognitive development of college students with learning disabilities (LD). The researcher used three primary sources to triangulate the data for the inquiry: individual interviews with a mentor of college students with LD and three of her students; observations of sessions between the mentor and her students; and, documents from student files...
Keywords: Learning disabled -- Education (Higher) -- Case studies
Downloads: 488
[texts]Episcopal female clergy leaders of African heritage: trailblazers and colleagues - Coleman, Karen
"Episcopal female clergy leaders of African heritage: trailblazers and colleagues" is a two part work focused on two groups of women and their stories, spiritual formation, ministry and struggles. The first part consists of interviews with five of the first eleven African American women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church. The second section looks at the ministry of some of my colleagues, whose paths I have crossed during our ministry, who have or are working in all or predominantly whit...
Keywords: African American women--Religious life
Downloads: 65
[texts]We breathe, we bless : women-church: trodding paths of passion and faith - Taylor-Stypa, Daniel.
This thesis will serve those who read it as both an “introduction” and an “invitation” to feminist theology in providing a sampling of insights from a range of feminist theologians that may offer encouragement for the readers to further investigate the works written by them. This thesis is also an invitation offered to those women and men who week after week worship in their local churches only to walk out of these institutions frustrate, confused, angered, marginalized and searching per...
Keywords: Women--Religious life--United States
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[texts]Finding voice: exploring possibilities of healing in conversations on an event of collective mass violence between self and other - an interaction between Indian and Pakistani youth on the 1947 partition: a dissertation - Chhabra, Meenakshi
Are there alternatives to using violence between groups that have a history of collective mass violence between them? This is the underlying concern motivating the study: This concern is guided by my personal experience as a third generation Indian, growing up on stories of the 1947 India-Pakistan partition. The 1947 Partition was an event of collective mass violence between Hindus and Muslims. The two countries have since been "enemies." Despite the death and displacement of millions across the...
Keywords: Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- India; India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan
Downloads: 456
[texts]Ruach's dance : essays in a purple liberation theology - Powers, Sarah Fairbaim
What does it mean to transport the methodology and insights of feminist liberation theology into another venue? Specifically, can my faith community, Metropolitan Community Church, benefit from a theology of liberation constructed using feminist liberation theology as a model? I believe the answer is an unqualified “YES!” I came to the Episcopal Divinity School to study theology from within my own context and praxis of Metropolitan Community Church; and I hoped to begin to construct a libera...
Keywords: Metropolitan Community Church--Liberation theology
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[texts]Teachers' implementation of inquiry in elementary science education: a dissertation - Lawrence, Maria De Freece
This research was an exploratory study of elementary school science education as implemented by five exemplary teachers in grades one through five, situated in four school districts of a Rhode Island Local Systemic Change initiative. This study sought to characterize the presence of inquiry-based teaching consistent with the tenets of constructivism and scientific inquiry as expressed in the book Inquiry and the National Science Foundation Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning (National R...
Keywords: Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs -- Research
Downloads: 494
[texts]Text and texture: an arts-based exploration of transformation in adult learning - Larsen, Enid E.
This research explored the transformational and co-transformational potential of collage, assemblage and mixed media in an accelerated undergraduate adult course on imagination and creativity. The methods were qualitative and arts-based artist-teacher inquiry within a constructivist art class for ten, female adult learners. Informed by the researcher's living inquiry through visual auto-ethnography, a collagist methodology shaped the research, including syllabus construction, course delivery and...
Keywords: Adult learning; Adult education; Art study and teaching; Collage; Mixed media; Assemblage; Creative thinking; Adult learners; Psychology; Self-actualization (Psychology); Motivation in education
Downloads: 519
[texts]Taking charge: second graders negotiate ownership of their expressive writing: a dissertation - Fleming, Susan Douglas
This study investigates second graders ownership of their expressive writing.
Keywords: Children -- Writing -- Psychological aspects
Downloads: 466
[texts]Role of the arts toward healing trauma and building reslience in the Palestinian community - AI-Ajarma, Yousef
This study has investigated the sources of resilience in a sample of Palestinians who experienced the first Intifada and are now studying in the United States. The study found that family and community support, the pursuit of an education, and participation in artistic activities all contribute to individual resilience among Palestinians. In addition, political awareness and activity are another source of resilience, because they help individuals living under Occupation to find meaning in their ...
Keywords: Expressive arts therapy; Resilience; Trauma; Palestinian Arabs; Arab-Israeli Conflict
Downloads: 1,185
[texts]Pilgrimage and divinity : crossroads of place, time and space - Vincent, Charlene.
This thesis is born out of the belief that we, each and every one, have an innate ability to shed all that is earthly and “to be” in Sacred space i.e. to be one with the Divine. Whether this occurs ona mountaintop, a city street, a holy site, a church, a synagogue, mosque, or temple or at seminary; whether it involves rituals, sights and sounds belonging to a specific place; or whether it can be found in the absence of all of the above, are questions that I seek to answer through my research...
Keywords: Vincent, Charlene
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